"The Perfect College Companion!"4.0 starson by Brando16
Pros: Price, Size, Retractable USB capability make it easy to transport along with your car keys. U3 Software is Great!
Cons: Performance speed is lacking - U3 gets in the way with Kodak Photo Booths.
Summary: The Sandisk Cruzer Micro is an excellent USB Flash Drive for use at School or on Campus. The size of the Flash Drive doesn't get in the way with the other keys, and fits snugly in the pocket. The USB connector is also retractable, removing the need for caps (or losing them) while also protecting the connector from wear since its enclosed in the case.
The Flash Drive also features U3 (no clue what it stands for...), a fancy system that allows you to install applications on the Flash Drive. Tech junkies will like the ability to carry programs like FireFox, FileZilla, and Trillian in the Flash Drive for use on any other XP Systems they come across (including public computers). Really cool.
If your pretty computer inept, you will be happy to know that U3 system can be uninstalled by selecting an option on the U3 menu.
As noted by CNet, the Flash Drive is slow. I personally don't notice the lack of speed, but I'm sure CNet is right. However, if you plan on only carrying documents, e-mails (and even U3 applications), the Flash Drive will be able to handle it without a problem. If you plan on carrying full-fledged games and MPEG video files, this may not be the item for you.
Another downside to the Cruzer Micro is its U3 interference with other kiosks. Kodak Picture Centers, located throughout the U.S, allow you to bring in your Memory Cards/CDs/Flash Drives in and copy the pictures over to print them on Kodak Paper. As of Aug. 2006, though, the U3 system prevents the Kiosks from copying your pictures sucessfully. REMOVING the U3 system, in theory, should fix this problem (though I haven't done it because I don't know how to reinstall U3, furthermore because I have another 1GB Flash Drive I can use instead).
I strongly recommend this product to any PC user who needs a way to transfer files to/from school. It does the job handily, and makes life more convient for FireFox lovers.